Action Target 50 BMG Steel Target

Action Target Announces new .50 BMG Steel Target

PROVO, Utah – Jan. 16, 2015 – Action Target announced this morning that it will be releasing a new military-grade steel target capable of handling rifle rounds up to .338 Lapua and .50 BMG from as close as 100 yards.

Action Target E-50 Silhouette Steel Target
Action Target E-50 Silhouette Steel Target

The new target, named the E-50 Silhouette, was designed according to U.S. Marine Corps specifications and exactly matches the military E-type silhouette standard dimensions. The target will be featured in Action Target’s booth at SHOT Show (booth #14568) and will be available for purchase through the company’s online store starting Friday, Jan. 16. Orders will begin shipping starting March 13.

“As the company’s first commercially available steel target capable of handling .50 BMG, the E-50 Silhouette sets the bar pretty high for both the military and civilian customers,” Action Target’s product manager Chris Hess said. “This is the toughest target we have ever made.”

Action Target E-50 Silhouette Steel Target Impact
Action Target E-50 Silhouette Steel Target Impact

The E-50 Silhouette is the first target of its kind to be made of 1/2” AR550 armor steel and features a patent pending stand design that keeps it grounded even when shot with a .50 BMG. The stand also allows for tool- and hardware-free attachment of the target head by sliding the stand through brackets on the back. This configuration also allows for a looser fit which helps the target absorb bullet impacts and provides a reverberating “clang” for instant audible feedback even when shooting from hundreds of yards away.

The E-50 Silhouette will be available through Action Target’s subsidiary Law Enforcement Targets at Dealers of Action Target and Law Enforcement Targets products may also begin selling the E-50 Silhouette starting Feb. 1.

Target Specifications:

  • Height: 64”
  • Weight: 146 lbs.
  • Torso Dimensions: 40” x 19.5”
  • Steel Grade: 1/2″ AR550
  • Handgun Shooting Distance: 10 yards+
  • Rifle Shooting Distance: 100 yards+

About Action Target Inc.

Action Target Inc. is a privately owned business headquartered in Provo, Utah. As a world leader in shooting range technology with more than 4,000 products and 40 patents for the systems it designs and manufactures, Action Target has installed thousands of shooting ranges across the United States and in 40 other countries around the world. Action Target also designs systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information on Action Target, visit To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit